The Theatre Show

The Theatre Show, 23 December 2012

Interviews with Gugwana Dlamini (Rafiki) and Stephen Carlile (Scar) from The Lion King; new season at Buxton Opera House; opportunities for writers and choreographers

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The Theatre Show, 16 December 2012

Interviews with Lion King tour cast members Nicholas Nkuna (Simba) and Carole Stennett (Nala); reviews of The Lion King at the Palace Theatre in Manchester, Rats' Tales at the Royal Exchange and the panto Peter Pan at the Opera House.

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The Theatre Show, 9 December 2012

Interview with Kevin Shaw of Oldham Coliseum about Cinderella and the theatre's panto tradition; interview with Mary Pritchard of Stockport Garrick about A Christmas Carol; review of Library Theatre's Arabian Nights at The Lowry; Re:Play Festival and 24:7

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The Theatre Show, 2 December 2012

Interview with Lee and Callum Tipton about The Christmas Cavalier at Wilmslow Guild; interview with David Thacker of Bolton Octagon about Robin Pemberton-Billing; review of Cinderella at Oldham Coliseum

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The Theatre Show, 11 November 2012

Interview with Porl Cooper of Library re Peter Brook Award; review of How Musicals Work (book) by Julian Woolford; Christmas shows at main theatres in Greater Manchester

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The Theatre Show, 4 November 2012

Reviews of Curtain Up at the Coliseum at Oldham Coliseum and Orpheus Descending at Royal Exchange Theatre; leadership changes at Royal Exchange and Contact Theatres

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The Theatre Show, 18 October 2012

Interview with Valerie Harris of Wilmslow Guild about Heroes; interview with Barry Dixon of Stockport Garrick about The Game; review of 9 to 5 the Musical at Manchester Opera House.

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The Theatre Show, 11 October 2012

Reviews of Lighthearted Intercourse at Bolton Octagon and JB Shorts 8 at Joshua Brooks in Manchester; Lowry Peter Brook Award nomination; opportunities for writers in Liverpool.

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The Theatre Show, 20 September 2012

Interview with Peter Garsden of Macclesfield Majestic Theatre Group about Kiss Me Kate; reviews of I'm Frank Morgan and The Watcher at the Octagon Theatre in Bolton, Little Howard's Big Show at Waterside Arts Centre in Sale and The Country Wife at the Roy

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The Theatre Show, 13 September 2012

Interviews with animator and stand-up comedian Howard Read and his most famous creation, 6-year-old animated comedian Little Howard; interview with Bolton-based writer Joe O'Byrne about his Paradise Heights plays and films.

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The Theatre Show, 6 September 2012

Interviews with David Thacker of Bolton Octagon about the new season and David Glindon of Stockport Garrick about Entertaining Angels; review of Our Country's Good from Octagon and Out of Joint; Bruntwood Prize roadshow

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The Theatre Show, 30 August 2012

Interviews with Kevin Shaw, artistic director of Oldham Coliseum, about the last season "on the road" and the new season just announced and Carla Stokes, director of Calendar Girls for Heald Green Theatre Company.

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The Theatre Show, 23 August 2012

Review of The Bubbler at Black Lion; amateur shows in September; professional shows opening autumn season; open events at Waterside Arts Centre and Blackpool Grand

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The Theatre Show, 16 August 2012

Playwright Cathy Crabb on benefit performance of The Bubbler at Black Lion; reviews of four plays in Theatre by the Lake, Keswick summer season; autumn and winter at Buxton Opera House.

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The Theatre Show, 19 July 2012

Interviews with Debbie Manley of Greater Manchester Fringe Festival and Martin Pritchard from the cast of Maskerade from Stockport Garrick; review of Filter Theatre's A Midsummer Night's Dream at Royal Exchange Theatre; festival what's on in Manchester an

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The Theatre Show, 21 June 2012

Interview with writer Liz Bloor about A Teenage Take Away at the Barnaby Festival in Macclesfield; reviews of Manchester Lines from Library Theatre at Number One First Street, Dumb Show from Oldham Coliseum at Grange Arts Centre and Starlight Express at T

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The Theatre Show, 14 June 2012

Interviews with Stephanie Billen, chair of Buxton Festival Fringe, and Celia Bonner, director for Wilmslow Green Room of A Midsummer Night's Dream at Gawsworth Hall and Styal's Quarry Bank Mill.

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The Theatre Show, 31 May 2012

Interview on Amadeus by Peter Shaffer at Stockport Garrick; review of Theatre by the Lake book Noisy Owls and Dead Nuns; tribute to Alex Parker-Brown.

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The Theatre Show, 25 May 2012

Reviews of Can We Talk About This? from DV8 Physical Theatre at The Lowry, Lady Windermere's Fan at the Royal Exchange Theatre and Boothby Graffoe's latest CD of comic songs Bang! Is This Your Vehicle Sir?.

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The Theatre Show, 17 May 2012

Alan Dean of Knutsford Musical Theatre Company on A Salute to Sondheim; review of Close the Coalhouse Door at The Lowry; Wilmslow Festival of One Act Plays

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The Theatre Show, 10 May 2012

Ray Gidley of Players Dramatic Society on Ladies' Day and the new season; reviews of The Queen of the North at the Octagon and Avenue Q at The Lowry.

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The Theatre Show, 3 May 2012

Interview Lynda Rooke on playing Pat Phoenix / Elsie Tanner in Ron Rose's The Queen of the North at Octagon; interview Mike Rogerson on The Lonesome West at Wilmslow Green Room; new seasons at Octagon and Royal Exchange.

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The Theatre Show, 5 April 2012

Interview with choreographer Hofesh Shechter; reviews of The Winslow Boy at Octagon, Monkee Business at the Opera House and Wonderful Town from The Lowry, the Royal Exchange and the Hallé.

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The Theatre Show, 22 March 2012

Interviews with Oliver Saville of Monkee Business at Opera House, Claire Bibby of Baroque Theatre about Great Expectations and Martin Pritchard of Stockport Garrick on The Crucible.

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The Theatre Show, 15 March 2012

Interview Owen le Blanc of Wilmslow Guild re Arms and the Man; summary of Manchester Theatre Awards winners; review Travelling Light from National Theatre at The Lowry.

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The Theatre Show, 8 March 2012

Interview with Barry Evans re One Play, One Day II at Black Lion and King's Arms / Studio Salford; reviews of Thin Air from Cotton Grass Theatre at the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester and Saturday Night and Sunday Morning at the Royal Exchang

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The Theatre Show, 1 March 2012

Interview with Porl Cooper re Lowry Studio season and programming; reviews of The Daughter-in-Law from Library Theatre Co at The Lowry and Macbeth at Octagon

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The Theatre Show, 23 February 2012

Interview with Joyce Branagh re Thin Air by Berlie Doherty with Cotton Grass Theatre; review of Taking Steps by Alan Ayckbourn from Oldham Coliseum at Grange Arts Centre.

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The Theatre Show, 9 February 2012

Interview Helena Blackman re Journey to the Past tour; interview playwright Rob Johnston re King's Cross Award for Playwriting; review Propeller's The Winter's Tale at The Lowry

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The Theatre Show, 15 December 2011

Interview with Kevin Shaw of Oldham Coliseum re spring and summer season on the road; reviews of You Can't Take It With You at Royal Exchange and Scrooge at The Lowry; run-down of shows running over Christmas.

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The Theatre Show, 8 December 2011

Interview with Trevor Williams and Michele Eaton from Wilmslow Guild's Sleeping Beauty; interview with Elizabeth Newman, director of Bolton Octagon's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz; review The Wind in the Willows from Library Theatre at The Lowry; Library The

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The Theatre Show, 20 October 2011

Interview with Charlie Cook of Wilmslow Guild re Lord Arthur Savile's Crime; interview actress Louise Bangay re Glass Menagerie at Oldham Coliseum; reviews of Good by C P Taylor at Royal Exchange and Legally Blonde The Musical at Opera House

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The Theatre Show, 6 October 2011

Interview Mark Babych re All the Way Home for Library Theatre Company at The Lowry; reviews All the Way Home and Sister Act UK tour at Opera House, Manchester; new writing news

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The Theatre Show, 22 September 2011

Interviews with Peter Garsden of Macclesfield Majestic about Little Shop of Horrors and Adrian Palmer of Mikron Theatre about Beer Street and Hell and High Water; review of We Are Three Sisters from Northern Broadsides at The Lowry

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The Theatre Show, 15 September 2011

Interview playwright Conor McKee re Thrasher at Royal Exchange Studio; reviews Deathtrap at Oldham Coliseum and Richard II at Royal Exchange; Waterside Arts Centre autumn season

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The Theatre Show, 8 September 2011

Interview with actress Polly Lister, Theatre by the Lake; reviews of Dancing Shoes, the George Best Story at The Lowry in Salford and Out of Joint's production of Bang Bang Bang by Stella Feehily at the Octagon in Bolton; Studio Salford new season

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The Theatre Show, 25 August 2011

Interview Roberta Kerr re Deathtrap at Oldham Coliseum; reviews of Keep Smiling Through, Someone Who'll Watch Over Me, The Blue Room and Noises Off at Theatre by the Lake in Keswick; new season at Stockport Garrick

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The Theatre Show, 18 August 2011

Review of Bolton Octagon book by Robin Pemberton-Billing; new seasons at Buxton Opera House and The Dukes; professional acting opportunities for young people

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The Theatre Show, 11 August 2011

Interview Simon Wain of SOL Theatre School re Our House; Library Theatre autumn and winter season; look ahead to September in amateur & professional theatre

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The Theatre Show, 14 July 2011

Interview Mary Pritchard of Stockport Garrick re 'Allo 'Allo; reviews of MIF shows Marina Abramovic at The Lowry and And Another Thing... at Pavilion Theatre; new season at The Lowry

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The Theatre Show, 7 July 2011

Interview David Ward of Theatre by the Lake about their summer season; reviews of MIF productions Dr Dee at Palace Theatre and That Day We Sang at Opera House plus As You Like It at Royal Exchange in Not Part Of Festival

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The Theatre Show, 30 June 2011

Interview Braham Murray of Royal Exchange Theatre about stepping down as artistic director; interview Kevin Shaw of Oldham Coliseum about autumn / winter season & theatre move; run-down of theatre festivals in July

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The Theatre Show, 23 June 2011

Programme for 24:7 Theatre Festival and interviews with writers and directors; review A Fine Bright Day Today at Oldham Coliseum; Coliseum autumn and winter season

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The Theatre Show, 16 June 2011

Interview Robin Bowerman re A Fine Bright Day Tomorrow at Oldham Coliseum; review Sweeney Todd at Bolton Octagon; John Henshaw launching 24:7 Theatre Festival

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The Theatre Show, 9 June 2011

Interview with Elizabeth Newman of Bolton Octagon about Sweeney Todd; reviews of The Adventures of Baron Munchausen from National Black Light Theatre Prague at The Lowry and Library Theatre's Hard Times at Murrays' Mills in Ancoats.

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The Theatre Show, 2 June 2011

Interviews with adjudicator and winners of Wilmslow Festival of One-Act Plays; reviews of Avenue Q at The Lowry and A Passionate Woman at Oldham Coliseum

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The Theatre Show, 19 May 2011

Interview David Carlile of Heald Green Theatre re Ladies' Day by Amanda Whittington; review Secret Thoughts by David Lodge at Bolton Octagon; programme for Wilmslow Festival of One-Act Plays; Not Part Of call for volunteers; Three Minute Theatre reprise

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The Theatre Show, 12 May 2011

Interview Bill Beton of Wilmslow Guild re Wilmslow Festival of One Act Plays; review Yes, Prime Minister by Antony Jay and Jonathan Lynn at The Lowry in Salford; Bolton Octagon new season; Andrew Smaje of Hull Truck on Lady in the Van by Alan Bennett

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The Theatre Show, 5 May 2011

Interview David Slack of 24:7 re this year's play selection; interview Ray Gidley of Players Dramatic Society; Theatre by the Lake summer season; casting news at Palace, Opera House and Lowry

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The Theatre Show, 28 April 2011

Interview Joanna Flay of Stage Talk TV; what's on during May; Bruntwood Prize & Organised Chaos collaborative project; Hard Times sold out for Library.

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The Theatre Show, 21 April 2011

Manchester's Greenroom closes; Three Minute Theatre Festival; reviews of Satin 'n' Steel at Oldham Coliseum & 5@50 at Royal Exchange; Buxton Opera House new season.

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The Theatre Show, 14 April 2011

Interview with Victor Alexander of Three Minute Theatre; reviews of The Demolition Man at Bolton Octagon and Ghost The Musical at Opera House Manchester

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The Theatre Show, 7 April 2011

Interview Oliver Lansley of Les Enfants Terribles re The Vaudevillains at The Lowry; review Corrie by Jonathan Harvey at the Palace; ACE cuts in NW

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The Theatre Show, 31 March 2011

Interview playwright Nicola Schofield re Peacefully At Home for Organised Chaos at Taurus Bar; ACE funding cuts; Waterside Arts Centre theatre programme; opportunities for writers and performers

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The Theatre Show, 24 March 2011

Interview David Thacker of Bolton Octagon re The Price by Arthur Miller; reviews of Stepping Out at Oldham Coliseum and King Lear (Donmar) at The Lowry in Salford

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The Theatre Show, 17 March 2011

Interview Lee Tipton of Wilmslow Guild re Farndale Macbeth; MIF 2011 programme launch; review of The Price by Arthur Miller at Bolton Octagon; casting at Royal Exchange and Octagon.

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The Theatre Show, 3 March 2011

Interview Chris Glyn and Ray Gidley from Players Dramatic Society about Harold Pinter's The Caretaker; reviews of Library Theatre Company's A Doll's House at The Lowry and Royal Exchange's Private Lives by Noël Coward.

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The Theatre Show, 24 February 2011

Interview Ben Stock of Stepping Out at Oldham Coliseum; review Calendar Girls at Palace Theatre; Buxton Fringe entry procedures; Wonderful Town major new production.

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The Theatre Show, 17 February 2011

Interview Rebecca Lea, co-director of Into The Woods at RNCM; interview actor Paul Barnhill from Library Theatre's A Doll's House at The Lowry; productions coming up at Studio Salford.

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The Theatre Show, 10 February 2011

Speeches from launch of Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting at Royal Exchange; reviews of Romeo and Juliet at Octagon, Spamalot at Palace and National Theatre Hamlet at Lowry; MEN Theatre Awards winners

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The Theatre Show, 20 January 2011

Interviews: actor Christopher Naylor on Private Lives at Oldham Coliseum and writer Dick Curran on Islanders in Re:Play at Library / Contact Theatre in Manchester; RSC's Open Stages project for amateur theatre groups; reports on economic benefits of the a

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The Theatre Show, 6 January 2011

Interview with Peter Garsden of Macclesfield Majestic about Ali Baba; Greenroom and Bury Met new seasons; 24:7 deadline; opportunities for young performers at Coliseum

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The Theatre Show, 23 December 2010

Interview Nigel & Sammy Wells re Bollington Pantomime; Bruntwood Playwriting Competition; cancelled performances at two professional pantos; Waterside Arts Centre new season

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The Theatre Show, 9 December 2010

Interview with Elizabeth Newman about stepping in to lead role in David Copperfield at Bolton Octagon; review Library Theatre's Christmas Carol at The Lowry; Oldham Coliseum new season

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The Theatre Show, 25 November 2010

Interview with Chris Honer of Library Theatre re new building plans; interview David Slack of 24:7 Theatre Festival; review David Copperfield at Octagon in Bolton

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The Theatre Show, 18 November 2010

Interview with Fine Time Fontayne re Sleeping Beauty at Oldham Coliseum; reviews of The Bacchae by Euripides adapted by Mike Poulton and The Author by Tim Crouch, both at Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester

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The Theatre Show, 21 October 2010

Interview with Chris Bridgman of North West Playwrights; reviews of Love on the Dole by Walter Greenwood and Ronald Gow at Bolton Octagon, The Lady from the Sea by Ibsen at Royal Exchange and Enron at The Lowry

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The Theatre Show, 14 October 2010

Interview with Jess Hale of Wilmslow Guild re No Dinner For Sinners; reviews The Sunshine Boys at Oldham Coliseum and Spend Spend Spend! at The Lowry in Salford

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The Theatre Show, 7 October 2010

Interview with Andrew Aughton, chief executive of Buxton Opera House; reviews of Something Hidden by David Pattison at Studio Salford and The Habit of Art by Alan Bennett at The Lowry.

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The Theatre Show, 16 September 2010

Interview with Conrad Nelson about Northern Broadsides production of 1984; interview Lindsey Barker and Mary Ellis about Time Of My Life at Heald Green; joining Wilmslow Guild; 24:7; Studio Salford new season and more.

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The Theatre Show, 19 August 2010

Interview with playwright Jonathan Harvey; review of Corrie! at The Lowry in Salford; opportunities for young actors in professional Christmas shows; happy 11th birthday to Theatre by the Lake; Greenroom new season

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The Theatre Show, 12 August 2010

Recommendations on theatre to see in London from Philip Fisher; reviews of 4 summer season plays at Theatre by the Lake and interview with lead actress from three of these plays.

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The Theatre Show, 22 July 2010

Interview with Fiona Gaspar MBE, new executive director of Royal Exchange; 24:7; local Theatres At Risk, GMDF awards winners; summer theatre to travel to

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The Theatre Show, 20 May 2010

Interview Anna Clayton of Laughter in the Rain cast, reviews of Laughter in the Rain at Opera House, Rafta Rafta at Bolton Octagon and Pygmalion at Royal Exchange.

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The Theatre Show, 6 May 2010

Interviews Congleton Amateur Youth Theatre directors Simon Matthews and Dee Melia & Heald Green Theatre cast member Lindsey Barker, review of A Chorus Line at The Lowry.

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